Friday, February 28th, 2014
It’s been 24 years since Dr. Seuss‘ last book was published, but the beloved author’s imaginative worlds continue to stick in the minds of readers, from nostalgic parents to a new generation of kids growing up with his stories. This coming Sunday, March 2, will mark his 110th birthday. To celebrate, we scouted some decor that can Seussify your child’s room or nursery.
One of my favorite things about The Lorax is that it’s not just a feel-good book; it also has a really important environmental message. This LumiSource Medusa floor lamp ($127) sold at Wayfair reminds me a lot of the sprouting fuzzy heads of the tale’s Trufulla trees, which the main character learns to appreciate after tearing most of them down and seeing the destruction first-hand.
Fish also prove to be recurring characters in Dr. Suess’ books, including One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish and even The Cat in the Hat. This Fishbowl Pendulum Clock ($44) from Uncommon Goods speaks to the type of fun animals you’ll find mixed throughout his stories.
Speaking of The Cat in the Hat, there’s no better way to show your Dr. Suess fandom than by designing around a color scheme of red, white and black. We love this striped pillow ($29) from Zazzle because it mimics the cat’s famous headwear, and the touch of black alludes to the feline himself.
Dr. Suess’ last published book Oh the Places You’ll Go became a popular tale for its focus on exploring the world and encouraging kids’ self-discovery. The character travels from place to place via air balloon, so a mobile ($50) from MoMA with tiny versions of the flying machine will spark your tot’s sense of adventure, too.
Through his writing, the author made a real effort to encourage kids’ creativity and individuality, so there’s no better way to celebrate Sunday than by putting your imagination to the test. Happy Birthday Dr. Suess!
Shop for The Lorax kid-room decor in our own Parents Shop!
Or if One Fish Two Fish decor is more your speed, there’s lots of cuteness and colorfulness around that!
Finally, see what we’ve got in The Cat in the Hat decor.
And make a fun cardboard fish toy with your kid this weekend!
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Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
How about some word association? I say “gender neutral” you say? Green? Yellow? Wrong.
Welcome to the world of orange nurseries. This fun hue is taking over the baby’s room left and right, and it’s easier to work with than moms may think.
You’ll be surprised when you find how versatile orange can be when paired with your existing nursery furniture. Using a subtle pastel shade of orange on your baby’s wall (think: sherbet) and mixing in some fresh white linens and soft green or blue accents will create a fun, funky look for your little one’s first room. If you’re looking for less “fresh” and more “vibrant,” try a brighter orange accent wall and add in your own flair, like blue baby bedding or a cool rug.
Not feeling the look on your walls? No worries. Try starting off with white or light neutral walls, and work your way into this trend with accents such as bedding, a rocker for mom, or any of your other nursery essentials.
Image: Wide shoot of a mother and child in a well designed small but comfortable baby room via Shutterstock.
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Thursday, September 8th, 2011
If you have a new baby or one on the way you’re probably planning the nursery. How would you like to win a set of furniture to make it easier on your budget? Right now BSF Baby is giving away their popular Grace 3-in-1 Lifetime Crib 3-Piece Set in Espresso.
The durable nursery furniture set includes all of the essentials you need for Baby’s room — a crib, changing table with vinyl pad included, and a 3-drawer dresser. Even better, the 3-in-1 Lifetime Crib offers three mattress positions and grows with your child right on into adulthood because it can later be converted to a day bed or full-size bed. So by winning this nursery set, you’ll essentially be good to go with a bed and dresser for your kid’s lifetime.
Enter to win by posting a comment below by 11:59 EST on September 21, 2011. For extra karma, like BSF Baby on Facebook. We will pick one lucky reader at random. Read the full rules here. And Goody Luck! *This giveaway is now closed*
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